An exhibit on Hindu civilization traveling across the United States
ROCKAWAY, NJ, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — U.S.-based dharma organizations practicing India’s four major religions — Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism — and a myriad of Indian philosophies, bring to you a traveling exhibit titled “Darshana – An overview of Hindu civilization.“While the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh United States (HSS) initiated the development of this project, several organizations including Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, EKAL United StatesSewa International United StatesIndica, Chinmaya Mission, Hindu University America, local Hindu temples, have made huge contributions in promoting and presenting this exhibition.
This exhibition features ‘Hindu way of life”, a product of Hindu civilization, born and nurtured in the womb of the Indian subcontinent for over 5000 years.
Over the past two centuries, the Western world, including United Stateshas been regularly introduced to Hindu principles and practices, such as yoga, meditation, vegetarianism and Ayurveda, the science of holistic medicine, which are widely accepted and practiced.
This exhibit is an effort to showcase time-tested principles and techniques known to reveal the true nature of the self and the contributions of Hindu civilization to all aspects of human endeavour. Behind all this prolific and organic growth in all fields of the material and philosophical activities of humanity is the fertile substrate of the “Hindu way of life”.
This exhibition, with vivid illustrations and lucid, succinct descriptions of 24 different topics related to yoga, ayurveda, dharma, mathematics, architecture, arts, sciences, traditional clothing and current global impact, will certainly inspire curiosity for further study of these topics.
Hundreds of hours of research have gone into content development. A focus group of Indian-American teenagers and young adults provided invaluable feedback, which helped refine the content and improve the aesthetic quality of these posters.
Hindu New Year, April 2, 2022was reserved for the official launch of Darshana, inviting community and interfaith leaders, law enforcement officials, local media, leaders of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion groups and educators, among others, to honor the occasion.
A glimpse of Darshana at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation’s annual gala, Indianagenerated a lot of excitement and appreciation, as evidenced by these selected comments from participants:
“This exhibition helps to introduce Hindus and non-Hindus to learn more about Hindu civilization, to learn more about Vedic culture, to learn more about how we can aspire to come together to learn a faith and working together to solve problems that will help all of us and help future generations.”
“I wish everyone could attend this exhibition. It is a way to understand the incredible benefits of this culture throughout the history of the world involving mathematics, science and of course also religion. It is a way for all of us to expand our understanding.”
“I’m learning new things that I didn’t know about health sciences and how these herbal medicines you use have no side effects.”
This press release is published by HSS-United States. For more information, visit www.hssus.org. For more information about the exhibition, visit www.hindudarshana.com
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